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Recent observations

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xantis

Date

September 6, 2016 01:06 PM PDT

Description

The sand-covered, silken cocoon of the chaparral yucca moth (Tegeticula maculata).

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randyshonkwiler

Date

June 22, 2014 10:20 PM CDT

Description

Yucca Moth (Tegeticula yuccasella) found on door of my building 6106 S. University Ave.

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fmgee

Date

April 8, 2014 12:58 PM PDT

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euproserpinus

Date

March 1, 2016 03:15 PM PST

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What

Yucca Moths Family Prodoxidae

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arebee

Date

June 20, 2016 04:58 PM CDT

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arnel

Date

July 24, 2016 09:45 PM PDT

Description

Little Peppered Greya Moth (Greya piperella) - Top view using flash. Identification is tentative; compare with photographs at these links:

http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=0189.1

http://bugguide.net/node/view/166952

Looks like the hind wings are partially hidden by the forewings in this view. Hind wings are grey snd seem to be giving the forewings a grayish cast.

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euproserpinus

Date

March 27, 2016

Description

Male.

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euproserpinus

Date

March 27, 2016

Description

Female on host plant, Bowlesia incana.

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euproserpinus

Date

March 20, 2016

Description

On Lithophragma sp.

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allenratzlaff

Date

July 3, 2016 05:55 AM EDT

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reynoldsj13

Date

June 29, 2016 03:49 PM EDT

Description

White moths perched inside the white flower of a freshly bloomed Yucca filamentosa plant. These moths intentionally, manually pollinate the flowers of the yucca in return for laying their eggs directly in the ovary of the flower, where the larvae subsist off of some - not all - of the developing yucca seeds. An amazing mutualism! And all the more stunning in that a cultivated yucca in my yard should attract its obligate pollinators immediately upon flowering for the first time since it was planted.

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allenratzlaff

Date

June 25, 2016 04:21 AM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Prodoxidae are a family of moths, generally small in size and nondescript in appearance. They include species of moderate pest status, such as the currant shoot borer, and others of considerable ecological and evolutionary interest, such as various species of "Yucca Moths".

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